What's On in August

August's warm weather encourages a wealth of outdoor London celebrations. Enjoy open-air markets, carnival-like atmospheres and a host of festivals during this exciting summer season.

What's On in August

If you find yourself loving the London outdoors, then August is the month for you to get the most out of it. Week after week, all manner of music lovers, literary enthusiasts, sports junkies and beer connoisseurs have an assortment of outdoor activities to choose from. With the summer winding down, you owe it to yourself to take advantage!

Great British Beer Festival

Due to building work at London Olympia the event will not take place this year. It will be back in 2025.

Come sample over 900 real ales, ciders, and international beers at the The Great British Beer Festival! Organized by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the festival also offers visitors fantastic entertainment, food, seating areas, and traditional pub games to enjoy all under one roof in the heart of London.

Website: https://gbbf.org.uk/

Notting Hill Carnival

25 - 26 August 2024

Since its conception in the mid-60s, the Notting Hill Carnival has grown and morphed into Europe’s largest street festival, attracting ever more revelers than ever. Gather to watch the parade of floats featuring calypso and mas and pan bands, join in on the alfresco dancing and sample from the countless Caribbean food stalls serving up jerk chicken, fried plantain and goat curry.

Website: http://www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com/

Park Nights at the Serpentine

August – September 2024

Situated in the heart of Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Gallery is a must-see for lovers of contemporary and modern art. This summer, its Park Nights series returns to the Serpentine Pavilion. Over 8 weekends, the Pavilion, designed by award-winning architect, Frida Escobedo, will be home to the experimental and exciting works of 8 renowned artists. Experience these artistic encounters on a moonlit evening, after a day spent boating on the Serpentine lake. 

Website: https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/explore/park-nights

Camden Fringe

29 July - 25 August 2024

The Camden Fringe is an annual arts festival that takes place in August. Enjoy a variety of genres including theater, comedy, music, dance, and more. The festival is held in various venues throughout the Camden area, including pubs, theaters, and community centers. The Camden Fringe prides itself on its inclusive and diverse programming, providing a space for artists from all backgrounds to showcase their work. With its commitment to promoting new talent and fostering a vibrant cultural scene, the Camden Fringe is an important event in the London arts calendar.

Website: camdenfringe.com

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